Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cineaste: Previewing History, Part 5

Here's lookin' at you, kid...with a review of tomorrow's episode of Moguls and Movie Stars, "Warriors and Peacemakers," covering the years 1940-1950.

Live Design: Play dates

More shows this week, but you'll have to act fast to see the flop Elling and the festival attraction Lingua Franca, which close today. Elf (pictured) hangs around through Jan. 2.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Popdose: Criterionpalooza 2010

Happy holidays, David Bowie...and to all a good last-day sale as Barnes and Noble's Criterion Collection blowout ends. I sift through 13 (!) recent releases.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cineaste: Previewing History, Part 4

For my 1,001th post, a preview of the latest episode of TCM's Moguls & Movie Stars, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dream," covering the years between 1928 and 1940. It begins airing Monday 11/22.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Live Design: Season rundown

Current Broadway and Off Broadway shows in review this week include the musical of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Michael Shannon and his finned friend in the comedy Mistakes Were Made.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cineaste, UnionDocs, and Of Time and the City

Terence Davies' acclaimed 2008 portrait of Liverpool, his native city, will be screened at UnionDocs this Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30pm. Cineaste's Leonard Quart and critic Graham Fuller will be on hand for a discussion. Quart's interview with the filmmaker (pictured) is here.

And, hey, Cineaste made Empire magazine's list of Top 100 Movie Sites. They like us, they really like us.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NY Theater News: The Pee-Wee Herman Show

I know you are, but what did I think about Pee-wee's Broadway debut? The secret word is on Theater News Online, website of the New York Theater News newsletter.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cineaste: Previewing History, Part 3

My review of "The Dream Merchants," the third episode of TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars, which airs next Monday at 8pm EST. With "It Girl" Clara Bow.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Popdose: Remembering Dino De Laurentiis

"No one cry when Jaws die. But when the monkey die, people gonna cry." Rewinding the hits and misses of the legendary producer.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Popdose: Morning Glory

Rachel McAdams calls Popdose headquarters to find out what the Film Editor (me) thought of her new movie. He gives her the good and “bang” news.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

RIP Jill Clayburgh

A consideration of a personal favorite on Popdose.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Cineaste: Previewing History, Part 2

My preview of the second part of TCM's Moguls & Movie Stars, "The Birth of Hollywood", is up now on the site. Chaplin, Griffith, and Theda Bara, too.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Popdose: Toy Story 3 on DVD

Cheer up, voters: Buzz and Woody and the gang are back in the super-successful sequel. Return to your childhood; God knows Tea Party candidates and their constituents have already reverted to theirs.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Popdose: Thrillers That Play With Fire

This time: The Girl Who Played with Fire is a proven commodity, Red Hill a good western, The Eclipse worth exhuming on DVD...but how I can resist spotlighting this wonderful poster from the giallo-themed Amer? I couldn't, and didn't.

Cineaste: Previewing History

Week by week through Dec. 13 I'll be writing Cineaste's first serial post, a review of each episode of TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood. Tonight at 8pm EST: Episode 1, "Peepshow Pioneers."